Paul Onuachu has again won high praise after he scored his 26th goal in the league for Genk in Belgium today.
Genk won 3-2 at OH Leuven with Onuachu grabbing the winner seven minutes from time.
Voetbalkrant praised the overall contribution of Onuachu in a crucial win for Genk.
“Once again, Paul Onuachu was of gold value for KRC Genk. The Nigerian scored in the final phase, but was the coat rack on which the Genk game was hung throughout the match,” Voetbalkrant analysed
“Everyone knows that Genk’s giant is a goal getter. Against OHL, he took care of the redeeming 1-3 in the final phase with number 28 (!) of the competition. He did it in style: feigning, cutting out his guard and finishing with his weaker left foot.”
The analysis continued: “The disadvantage was that the Nigeria striker had already missed two or three excellent opportunities. Is that why he played a lesser match? No, because Onuachu showed once again that he is much more than the man with the goals.
“Even more than usual, Onuachu was the pivot against OHL. Almost unbeatable in the duels, even in the direct duels against Ngawa, by no means a choirboy. It was also striking how often Onuachu could be played in or around the box today.”
The publication further analysed: “Onuachu started out as a midfielder and it showed. De Gouden Stier has an excellent overview. On Monday he also shifted the game appropriately. With 86% accuracy of the passes, the Nigerian was more than decent. Although it remains to be careful for the Nigerian not to take on too much hay.
“A sprinting Onuachu looks stiff, but he is by no means slow. Just ask OHL defender Jemelka, who was completely outran by Onuachu in the second half.”